Atrial fibrillation attack

You have just gone into atrial fibrillation: what do you do? This article considers your options.

I have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. What Now?

For fit and healthy people, the discovery of new atrial fibrillation or flutter can be a scary experience. This article is an extract taken from the Authors Book "The Naked Heart" by kind permission of Green Pages Publication and provides some more infor…

Anthea Turner joins Roger Taylor and Peter Alliss in DVD

An instructional DVD featuring all three celebrities outlines the importance of pulse and blood pressure checks from the age of 50. The DVD is being offered to at risk people in Guildford and Waverley as part of a local campaign to increase awareness of c…

A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart

Older patients have the most to gain from holding in normal sinus rhythm because of diastolic dysfunction and risk of AF-related stroke. 'De Bono" describes how he has managed to hold in sinus rhythm over 8 years using a mixture of amiodarone with occasio…


Many of our patients who suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation take medication only when 'attacks' of atrial fibrillation occur. The technique is discussed here, along with links to 'the evidence'

Living with pill in the pocket

Intermittent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is very common. The experience of one sufferer that uses all the latest techniques makes life bearable

Why and how to feel your pulse

Roger Taylor may beat in Rhythm, but do you? Our campaign is directed at anyone over 65 years of age- since many more strokes can occur in those affected by atrial fibrillation over this age.

Research: Can biomarkers be used to define risk?

In any patient who has permanent atrial fibrillation the annual risk of a stroke lies between 1% and 20%. Current risk stratification is better than we have had in the past and means that low risk patients do not need anticoagulants, but conversely many …

Quizz: Stiff heart syndrome and AF

In this educational blog for healthcare professionals a question and answer quizz is used to reinforce the key learning messages of the educational day held on Wed 13 th Feb 2013 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Research project HASTENinGS

HASTE Network in Guildford and Surrey is a collaborative project funded by HASTE, and HASTE ACADEMY, operated by the University of Surrey, Royal Surrey County Hospital in collaboration with the new GP Commissioning groups

Your risk of stroke in AF

Not everyone in atrial fibrillation is at high risk of stroke caused by a blood Clot moving from the heart to the brain. The risk can be partly determined using simple characteristics such as age, gender, presence of medical conditions such as diabetes,…

Research: Detecting AF in pacemaker patients

We will recruit patients fitted with a pacemaker that provides continuous rhythm monitoring (the gold standard), and assess whether a hand held heart rhythm monitor can be used to detect prolonged episodes

Feel the Rhythm

When Roger Taylor was volunteered to join fellow musicians including Eric Clapton and Roger May for a fund raising concert in the summer of 2011, little did he know he would also lighting the fuse to an important health improvement campaign start by Haste…

How Atrial Fibrillation causes a stroke

About 20% of strokes are caused by passage of a blood clot from the heart. In this blog I describe, in layman terms, the mechanism by which this common heart disorder causes a blood clot to be formed and then pass to the brain